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Going Natural along the Riviera Maya

Jan 13, 2011
Cancun is stunning and stark at the same time. I was there for two weeks in December, and most of my views of the beach were from buses to and from...
Posted In: Cancun, sustainability, tourism

Italy bans plastic bags, strives to be more eco-friendly

Jan 3, 2011
Italy is saying ciao to plastic bags. The country banned plastic bags in stores nationwide as part of a New Years pledge to improve the environm...
Posted In: plastic bags, sustainability

MIDDAY UPDATE: Frightful weather on the East Coast and post-holiday recycling

Dec 27, 2010
The northeast corridor suffers a post-holiday blizzard, and travelers face canceled flights, trains and roads too dangerous to drive. The cold...
Posted In: blizzard, comics, holiday, mid-day update, Oil, oil price, recycle, sustainability

Pope to go electric

Dec 1, 2010
And this final note. Following up on Scott's piece about electricity, the Vatican is looking for a new Popemobile. Preferably one that runs on el...
Posted In: electric cars, Pope Benedict, Popemobile, sustainability, Vatican

MIDDAY UPDATE: Sustainability and Cyber-Monday

Nov 29, 2010
Today is "Cyber-Moday," Black Friday for e-tailers. It is statistically the least productive work day, because employees log onto super sales to...
Posted In: Black Friday, Cancun, Cyber Monday, Environment, France, Ireland, Ireland bailout, Michael Jackson, mid-day update, sustainability, tobacco, video games

MID-DAY UPDATE: Ben Bernanke Visits Europe

Nov 19, 2010
Ben Bernanke visits Europe today to defend the Fed's decision to pump $600 billion more into government bonds. Germany in particular was vocal in...
Posted In: Bernanke, deficit-cutting, Germany, holiday, Ireland, mid-day update, Portugal, sustainability, Thanksgiving, TSA

How to read an EnergyGuide label

Oct 28, 2010
Eve Troeh reported today on TVs made after May 10, 2011 will be required to sport an EnergyGuide label. Below is one example of what one type of...
Posted In: electricity, Federal Trade Commission, sustainability, television

MID-DAY UPDATE: Number of women in management -- not growing

Sep 28, 2010
The Mid-Day Update is a five-day-a-week podcast from the Marketplace Morning Report co-hosted by Bill Radke and Steve Chiotakis that wraps up the...
Posted In: AIG, Cheese Week, gas pipelines, mid-day update, sustainability, women in management

MID-DAY UPDATE: About those taxes...

Sep 8, 2010
President Obama does not want tax cuts for the rich to be extended....
Posted In: Agriculture, bp oil spill, internship, mid-day update, mortgage, politics, sustainability, tax cuts, Taxes, technology

Which is better for the environment, an e-reader or paper books?

Sep 7, 2010
Easy Answer: It depends on how much you read and where you get your paper books....
Posted In: Books, Environment, Kindle, sustainability

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